Bomb threat ends classes early at Ava schools
Classes ended early on Tuesday unexpectedly at Ava schools. A school administrator found a note about a bomb in the middle school. Administrators took it seriously and evacuated the schools. The note was detailed and included a map of the school with some Xs on it to denote where bombs might be.
The students in all three school buildings went to a nearby church or the ...
Royals pay tribute to 2 firefighters killed in KC blaze
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals honored two firefighters who were killed while fighting a massive blaze that engulfed an apartment building.
Two other firefighters were injured when the building collapsed in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday night, shortly after fire crews evacuated its residents and rescued two people from the second story. The two injured were hospitalized in stable condition.
Royals first baseman ...
FAA to look into turkeys dropped from plane at festival
YELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A Federal Aviation Administration official says the agency will investigate reports that wild turkeys were dropped from a plane during an event in northern Arkansas.
The birds were dropped Saturday during the 70th annual Turkey Trot festival in Yellville. Marion County Judge Terry Ott says all the turkeys landed safely.
The festival had a flyover turkey drop for more than 50 years, but ...
More police officers coming to northwest Springfield
A 1.7 million dollar federal grant will bring eleven new police officers to Springfield, and more than half of them will be focused on center city. The federal grant will bring six more officers to work in neighborhoods in northwest Springfield.
"It would be nice to have a little bit more comfort, knowing that our neighborhood is safe. Sometimes there are a little bit of ...
Consumer Reports: Laptops & longevity don't mix
If you have an older laptop, prepare for it to stop working. Consumer Reports’ latest survey found that laptops more than three years old are much more likely to break.
Once they’re five years old, 25 percent have had a serious problem—often catastrophic.
Consumer Reports’ survey of more than 58,000 subscribers found that Apple laptops are far less likely to need repairs than other brands. After the ...
Man admits throwing dog to death from 3rd-story landing
A man from Springfield admitted he broke into the apartment of his former girlfriend, stole her dog, and threw it off a third-story landing to the sidewalk, where it died in June 2014. William Rabourn, 24, was scheduled for a trial without a jury before he pleaded guilty on Wednesday.
A judge set Rabourn’s sentencing hearing for Jan. 22. He could get a prison sentence up ...